Improving Accommodations Outcomes: Monitoring Instructional and Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The Assessing Special Education Students (ASES) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) addresses the inclusion of students with disabilities in large-scale assessment, standards, and accountability systems and the effects of these systems on related educational reform efforts. This document presents a five-step process for schools, districts, and states to use in monitoring accommodations for instruction and assessment. These five steps are: 1.) Know the Rules and Regulations for Accommodations 2.) Document Decisions about Accommodations 3.) Document the Use of Accommodations 4.) Review Accommodations Decisions and Use, and 5.) Evaluate and Report on Accommodations.